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Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
't help if you caricature. the fiscal cliff a deal/deal and joe biden. we got less than we wanted. i would have liked to have based taxes on people making $300,000 a year. but we had 85 republicans for that. on the hurricane, that was a very bipartisan deal in the senate and the notion that we were going to peel off a few, that shouldn't be partisan at all. after spending, i agree. here's the problem. the biggest increase in spending in the last, in this century has been a military spending. unpaid for in iraq, an unnecessary war. afghanistan, military spending else where. i very much want to cut spending but people who want to exempt the military from spending cuts. >> you have to have the last word on that. >> every penny to the pentagon and every penny the government spends, we still borrow $300 billion a year and his party has to come to grips with that. >> gentlemen, as you step aside, we might see you temporarily in the united states senate and see how that plays out in massachusetts. hopefully, hopefully in the spirit -- >> senator frank, that would be kind of interesting for a few
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
us a little bit inside this vice presidential ceremony we are about to see. for joe biden, who spent a lifetime in politics, eventually becoming the vice president of the united states and now a second term this is huge. >> it's very big. yesterday exthere was a funny moment, vice president on the road was out, called himself president biden. proud to be presidented by in, he had to correct himself. i do think given recent events, takes on significance, the president brought joe biden into the middle of the talks on the fiscal cliff, helps finalize the agreement, then turned to him on gun control, there has been rumblings out there now that vice president biden might actually be interested in running in 2016. there's a whiff of politics today as justice sotomayor swears him in. it is not an accident, i think the first hispanic justice. >> suggesting part of his courting, the hispanic vote, is that what you think? >> had just possibly they had that in mind. just possibly. >> possibly 100% chance that is the case. now it is also true that sonia soto may certificate first justice appoin
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
america is about, what we celebrate. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and his family also took part in this national day of service. they helped put together care packages for deployed troops. >> yeah, they sure did. many people getting involved with service, suzanne had the very, very, tough assignment of covering the national day of service, you had one star after another. >> they were doing the wobble, it was a party. i'm telling you. >> reporter: you made a really good point, suzanne, what is a better way to get people out to sign up and do service projects, put some celebrities out there? >> they had celebrities, music, organizations, thousands of people showed up. so of course we saw eva longoria talking about the need to get out, participate and give back to the latino community. and we saw beau biden, and chelsea clinton, who talked about her father making martin luther king jr. a day of service. and what is he feeling, going through this time as he prepares to take the oath of office once again. and what would it be like to actually have martin luther king jr.'s bible, as w
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Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
:55 this morning. >> in a little over an hour from now, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office. we'll, of course, take you there live. all day long cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, break down the political and historical context of this very special day. but, first, this morning we want to bring you up to speed on this hostage situation in algeria. this morning, the crisis at a natural gas plant is aapparently over and state department says at least one american man is dead, but we still have so many questions about this, including exactly how many people are still missing. let us tell you what we do know right now. the algerian ministry said it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the three-day standoff. the interior ministry says almost 700 algerian hostages have been freed, along with 107 foreigners. but at least 23 hostages are dead, including one americancit. so are dozens of islamist militants. joining us now barbara starr. barbara, good morning to you. i know you have been following this and working this story. first
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Jan 19, 2013 1:30pm PST
in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr. biden, the fact that the sacrifices, of course, not just for our men and women in uniform, but for their spouses and for their children, and i have to tell you, across the street i talked to a bunch of kids who are psyched to be here, understand why they're being honored, but really excited for the stars and their singing. take a look. who are you so excited to see perform? >> katy perry. >> reporter: katy perry? >> and my favorite song is "i want to work." >> reporter: can you sing a little of it for me? >> sure. ♪ i'm wide awake ♪ i picked up every piece ♪ that's okay it's because a story now ♪ >> reporter: we were hearing the next, you know, katy perry's out here on the sidewalk, don lemon. they're thrilled to see the stars
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Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
of the united states joe biden will be sworn in for his second term by u.s. supreme court justice that wasn't even a member of the court four years ago. we're talking about justice sonia sotomayor. she just spoke with our own soledad o'brien who is here at the national mall with me. not every day you get to speak with a supreme court. was it up at the supreme court? >> it was. >> pretty impressive. >> it's an amazing building and she's pretty remarkable to talk to. she has a book out. it's called "my beloved world" and it's about navigating a world, she was born in poverty in the bronx would go to princeton and yale and work as a district attorney and then eventually end up as a supreme court justice. and she says that when she swears in joe biden on sunday, that it is, considering where she came from, absolutely stunning. >> i was thinking just a couple of days ago, if i think back at when i was a kid, which of the two events would have seemed more improbable to me, i realize each one was so far-fetched that i couldn't have imagined either. >> supreme court? >> supreme court, swearing in t
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Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
president, joe biden who compiled these ideas after talks with various stakeholders. and for good measure they invited along some of the children who wrote them after the massacre at sandy hook. cnn's special live coverage begins at 45 minutes past the hour. while we wait for the president to address us on these issues, i wanted to bring in our white house correspondent, dan lothian. dan, is it all about the timing? is it now or never? is it capitalizing on the emotion of this country or is there something else afoot? >> no i do think it is now or never. the white house sees a sense of urgency here in pushing something forward. when you look back over the past several years, when you had these massive shootings, whether it's in connecticut, whether it's in colorado or elsewhere, there's talk in washington about coming up with guidelines to prevent something like that from happening again. then usually it gets lost in the noise of washington there are other pressing issues that come up. in fact we probably would have been talking about fiscal issues had that shooting not happened. they see
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
, january 20th. vice president joe biden was sworn in a short time ago, justice sonia sotomayor administering the oath. the president and vice president have just arrived at arlington national cemetery where they will place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. we will bring that ceremony to you live when it begins. president obama's public swearing-in takes place tomorrow on the west front of the u.s. capitol. we are told in his inaugural speech he will not include any new proposals or call out, if you will, any of his political opponents. arlington that's your, you see the president and vice president, what has become a tradition, which is to go to the to tomb of the unknown of and, of course, pay homage to those who make plays like this possible. [ drumbeats ] [ "taps" ] >> so there you have it, what has become a traditional inaugural day activity, a salute from the commander in chief and his vice president at the tomb of the unknowns. joining me now, don bare, a former chief speechwriter for president clinton and dave gerson, with the "washington post." going took the word
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
of like a good marriage, who takes out the garbage. well, he has joe biden to deal with the people he doesn't want to deal with, right? >> if we look back at the end of the next year, we'll get an answer to that. kuz he get a grand bargain, significant immigration through, serious gun reform through. it's too early to judge. we don't know whether -- the republicans are parading through here at cnn today, they're all saying how hyper partisan he now feels to them. the country doesn't see that. he has a lot of people, as vin will tell you, a lot of people rallying, love what he's doing. >> it's remarkable too, because remember the line that was so memorable that brought -- rocketed barack obama to the forefront of the american consciousness was his 2004 speech at the democratic national convention, that there are no red states no blue states, this is the united states of america. when you think of his inaugural address, there wasn't one line that crystallized or captured the nation. from a republican perspective it would be wonderful to hear some sort of harkening of tone, some kind of
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00am PST
-laying ceremony and the martin luther king jr. memorial. vice president joe biden was also sworn if for his second term in office. >> the ceremony took place this morning at the naval observatory, which was the vice president's official residence. the swearing in oath was performed by sonia sotomayor. mr. biden, are you ready? >> please place your hand on the bible and raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, joseph r. biden junior do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of th
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
interest, that the subject of guns would quickly fade. that hasn't happened. when joe biden weighing in this week and some television commentators pushing the issue. such as when cnn piers morgan invited a controversial talk show host who wants him deported for his views on gun control. >> 1776 will commence, again, if you try to take our firearms! >> alex, i get accused when i get you guys on of talking over you and trying to be rude. i'm trying to be civil. >> are the media conducting a serious debate or an incendiary one? >>> lance armstrong after a decade of denial is heading to oprah's couch to confess to doping. but does she still have the cultural clout to save him? >>> in other sports news, brent musburger spending too much time did the networ need to apologize? >>> plus, jimmy kimmel plunging into the late night wars against leno and letterman. >> used to be on at midnight and now we're on at 11:35. now closer to co-hosting "the view." i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." >>> the television cameras were invited to the office building as vice president biden held
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
violence will be on the agenda today when vice president joe biden speaks to several mayors across the country. coming up a chat with philadelphia mayor michael nutter. stress sweat. it can happen any time, to anyone! stress sweat is different than ordinary sweat. it smells worse. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in "the newsroom" at 30 minutes past the hour, wall street preparing to open for the trading day. futures are indicating a slightly higher open. investigators watching economic reports including the positive housing data that came out earlier today and work corporate earnings. >>> speaking of earnings a big miss for citigroup as the bank reported it brought in $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter, that number is actually well below estimates. bank of america, though, stopped industry estimates with $36 million last quarter. the bank did get dinged by the $12 billion settlement with fannie mae over faulty home lones. >>> president o
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Jan 13, 2013 5:00am PST
, and the deadline is approaching for vice president joe biden to representative his recommendations to the president which should happen tuesday. cnn's candy crowley is taking up the debate in today's "state of the union" and candy, i understand that you have a pretty outspoken guest on the show. >> well, a couple of them. david keene who is the president of the national rifle association and also we will talk to the new senator from connecticut chris murphy and i spoke to him a month ago up there on the scene at newtown, and then we want to try to take a look of this from a bipartisan approach if that is possible. there is a new group forming with senator joe manchin who is a democrat from west virginia and jon huntsman who was a presidential candidate a moderate who is trying to form this group to form bipartisanship, and is that possible anymore? we want to look at gun debate through the prism of bipartisanship and is that at all possible? >> do you believe they will come to some type of agreement here, because certainly a lot of issues on the table? >> yes. i think that there are a lot of issues
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 1:00am PST
a look at the headlines right now. on tuesday a task force headed by vice president joe biden expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting one month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he is ready for a fight over how he responds to the recommendation. >>> american troops helped france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent held hostage by militants in somalia. president obama detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission which happened friday night. he said u.s. troops lent what he called limited technical support and american aircraft if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the french government believe he is now dead. >>> former president george h.w. bush may get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his birthday last june has been in the hospital since november 23rd for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. his son, former florida governor jeb
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
'm don lemon, live in washington. and tomorrow, president barack obama and vice president joe biden will be sworn in during a public ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people will be here and we are bringing you live coverage all day and into the evening and all day tomorrow, of course. we have some very excited people behind us. they are on the mall. they are enjoying this experience. they came from all over the world and we are going to get down there and we are going to talk to them. hello, everyone. how are you doing? [ cheering ] they are so excited. we are excited that they are here. as we said, we are going to get down there we are going to talk to them, find out their experience and why they are here and how far they came to be here and how long they plan to be here. right now though, the main event is at the white house, where the 57th presidential inauguration has been an intimate affair. the swearing-in fulfilled a constitutional obligation which says president automatically begin their new terms at noon on january 20th. and our dan lothian is at the white house right now
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
-ins for president obama and vice president joe biden watch the presidential escort from the capital's east steps, including the u.s. army ban, the old guard drum core and honor guard members from each branch of the military in exactly one week hole dad -- we will be live on the national mall. i'm the one in the middle. our coverage begins at 5:00 a.m. eastern. >>> new this morning, big royal baby news. the duke and duchess of cambridge, their baby is due in july. that's according to st. james palace, a spokesman also saying that kate's condition is continuing to improve following her stay in a hospital for what the palace said was severe morning sickness. she is believed to be around 13 to 14 weeks pregnant now. >>> hollywood, the 70th golden globe awards, they did not go according to script. never do. ben affleck won the award for best director. take that, academy voters. his film "argo" upset "lincoln" to take the top prize for best dramatic film. michelle turner has more on the big winners and best moments from the golden globes. >> it's getting slop where i in here, everybody. look hot drunk
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
close look at it as is joe biden who is expected to come out with some recommendations in the next 24 hours. >> reporter: over 30,000 gun deaths in the u.s. every year, the challenge, gun control. >> i lost my husband right before christmas. >> reporter: if anyone knows the pain of losing someone to gun violence, it is new york congresswoman carol mccarthy. her husband was dilled in a mass shooting on the long island railroad. after years of trying to pass gun laws on capitol hill--all the time it was difficult because there's so much anger, why are we allowing this to continue to happen. >> on day one of the new congress, mccarthy and other lawmakers introduced or reintroduced -- several senate bills are on the way but all are far from a gun deal. in his first term, president obama passed no laws permitting gun use. even before he's sworn in again, he's expected to review proposals from his new gun task force. >> this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> the white house is focused on a white ranging plan involving more than just firearms
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting a month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he's ready for a night ov fight over the gun control recommendations. >>> former president george h.w. bush may finally get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his last birthday in june has been in the hospital since november 23rd, first for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. a family spokesman says they are hopeful that he will be discharged but are still taking it a day at a time. his son, meanwhile, former florida governor jeb bush, said yesterday that his dad is expected to be released tomorrow. >>> these are hundreds of thousands of people we're told opposing same-sex marriage rallying in the streets of paris. france's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions by those couples. it's facing strong opposition from the roman catholi
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 1:00am PST
and make sure those decisions are acted on. >> you wrote a letter to vice president joe biden and you said while connecticut may have some of the strongest gun control laws in the country, it is not enough. that gun control has to be addressed nationally. what specific points would you like to see included in federal gun legislation? >> well, it is pretty straightforward. number one, nobody should be able to buy a gun in the country without a background check. it is computerized. i can't get on an airplane or you can't get on an airplane without somebody checking to see if we're on a list to see if we should be on there. why should somebody be able to buy a potentially destructive instrument such as a gun, without a background check. and that includes, we have to be very clear, closing all loopholes. this loophole is what leads to guns coming to connecticut cities from gun shows in florida and virginia and elsewhere, where there is no background check. you can't do that in the state of connecticut. it shouldn't be allowed. and then of course -- >> but the problem with the nra, sorry, go ah
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
attorney general beau biden, son of vice president joe biden. welcome. >> thank you. >> let me start with you, if i may, mr. mayor. you're a mayor of a major american city, many of the big cities in america, from what you understand of what the president will be revealing tomorrow, is that enough? >> it's a fantastic start. the problem is that we haven't done enough in the past. first and foremost, president obama and the work of vice president biden needs to be commended. this will not be easy. we all know that. for all those, if there are going to be those voices already saying is it enough, how about joining the fight to make sure we're successful and then we'll keep pushing forward. >> police commissioner ramsey, there are two issues here, it seems to me, in terms of the type of violence. you have the predominantly handgun violence of criminals and gangs. then you have the mass shootings, which have escalated in recent years. i think half of the 12 worst mass shootings in american history have come since 2007. most of them now happen with the ar-15 style assault rifle. seems to m
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
's because joe biden was at the lead of it. joe biden was the one. >> let's take a break. we'll come back. i'll try some more questions. why don't we see if we can get some answers. oh! progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. people are saying see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. >>> obama uses kids as human shields. the democrats use kids as human shields. he brings these kids supposedly who wrote letters to the white house after newtown, bring them up there to present a picture of support among the children. >> rush limbaugh today. scottie hughes, why shouldn't president obama bring these chil
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
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Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time including the things that come with this, including the media. a lot of us are wondering what the president is going to say in his inaugural speech. obviously, so much is weighing on it. if anything, even more important than the first time around because he has, as john has pointed out, a small window to make a big difference for whatever legacy he wants to leave. so, don, what do you know -- dan, about this speech. is it done? >> we're toll the president putting sort of the last points on that speech and will be making some tweaks before he actually rolls it out tomorrow. we're told by advisers here at th
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
that the president was talking about. he accepted the recommendations of the vice president joe biden. there you see the vice president with the kids as well. let's talk a little bit about what we have just seen. gloria borger is here, john king is with me as well. gloria, first to you. these 23 actions, and they represent everything from issuing a presidential memorandum, to require a federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system, to going ahead and actually nominating a director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. he has a lot of specifics in here. he could do this without legislation, but the big stuff requires legislation. >> yeah, the big such requires congress to act, as he pointed out. i think what we heard today was a president who said to us, i'm putting everything i've got behind this, i intend to use whatever might this office hold. but he was always president who made it clear that he understands the political realities of all of this, that it's going to be difficult for members on his side of the aisle as well as republicans to sign
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 4:00am PST
limit. >>> on tuesday, vice president joe biden is expected to deliver recommendations from his gun task force to the president. biden was in meetings last week with gun control supporters, gun rights groups, movie industry leaders and video game leaders. all an effort to prevent more mass shooting. here are some examples of what could be on the list of recommendations. you might see universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole and also the white house is believed to favor ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. >>> well, we said it before, congress is unpopular. but worst than cockroaches, really? new numbers from public policy polling pitted congress against the worst of the worst. they found that congress was less popular than brusal sprouts. what did congress beat? lindsay lohan and the kardash n kardashians. not saying much. >>> if you're one of the 65 million people who have picked up the novel "50 shades of gray." you might want to visit your local box office. the erotic tales of christian gray are now a musical. >> reporter: racy, raunchy, risque, so
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Jan 13, 2013 11:30am PST
on tuesday, vice president joe biden is expected to present his recommendations to president obama on how to reduce gun violence. university background checks, restrictions on ammunition magazines and a ban on assault rifles will be among those proposals. new york's senator chuck schumer went further, asking retailers to stop selling military-style assault guns. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> and then on the flip side. gun shows are thriving. the national rifle association says its membership swelled by 100,000 since the sandy hook shooting. saying that the gun control debate in washington is behind it. nra president david keene tells cnn he doubts congress will do anything. >> one of the things that we have pushed for for a number of years is including those who have been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent and potentially dangerous onto the lists of those people who are prohibited from buying fir
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
president obama and vice president joe biden will unveil their plan to fight gun violence. here's what we're expecting them to say -- according to an official familiar with the situation the president will press for a ban on high capacity magazines, purr for universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and request funding to treat mental illness as well as funding to enhance school safety. already the nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be s
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Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
of it taking place under very tight security. and that all starts today. the president and vice president joe biden will take part in a community clear project. by example, both are urging americans to take part in the national day of service, which pays tribute to martin luther king jr. later, michelle obama and jill biden host a concert for american military families and their children. so as president obama prepares to kick off his second term, we wanted to know how the american people think that he's doing as he closes out the fist one. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is here in washington with me this morning. good morning to you. so thumbs or thumbs down. how do they think he's doing? >> we have some polls, a lot of polls. a lot of polls have skasked, ise doing a good job? do you approve or not approve? our cnn poll of polls say 53% say, yes, they approve of the job the president is doing in office, 42% disapprove. but what about the specific issues, not overall. take a look at this from orc, look at the numbers on the left, randi. these are where he's doing very well on the issue
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Jan 19, 2013 6:30am PST
are going to tag along, actually, with vice president joe biden and his wife, jill biden, as they attend today's events. i'll see you back here in 30 minutes. "your bottom line" starts right now. >> thanks, randi and victor. see you at the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. i'm christine romans. forget the golden globes, disregard the oscars. one script is being written right now in washington that everyone can't wait to see. and you -- you are the only critic that matters. obama's economy, the sequel, crafting a legacy. you remember the original. the president inherits the worst economy since the great depression. billions in bailouts save the auto industry and stabilize wall street. where are the jobs? but the star of this show has his enemies, millions of americans turn to the tea party. their mission? stop this president from making fundamental changes, changes they see permanently damaging the u.s. economy. gridlock follows. and the 112th congress passes the fewest bills in 40 years. but in the end, its congressional approval that plunges, now standing at just 14%. the preside
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Jan 15, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> ed lavandera, austin, texas. thank you very much. >>> vice president joe biden's task force is recommending that gun trafficking be defined as a federal crime. according to politico, the white house has defined 19 executive actions where the president may act unilaterally. others are mulling these executive orders because of the difficulty in enacting new gun legislation in congress. president obama is expected to lay out his proposals formally next week. >>> the house is expected to debate on the second part of the disaster from superstorm sandy. lawmakers have been pushed for the $51 billion relief measure and conservative republicans have complained the price tag is too high and including spending that has nothing to do with the storm. >>> twisted metal and wrecked carriages. this was a scene in egypt overnight as a train derailed. railway officials say at least 19 people were killed, more than 100 people were injured. >>> about 150,000 children in new york city will have to find another way to get to school tomorrow? why? school bus drivers say they're going on strike. t
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Jan 13, 2013 1:00am PST
that they can guy has only gotten more intense. vice president joe biden on tuesday will present the president with his task force's recommendation for reducing gun violence. mental health, violent video games and school safety have all been a part of his agenda. he even met with the n.r.a. but the group said it was, quote, disappointed in their discussion. that discussion is stirring passion from dinner tables to talk shows nationwide in ways we haven't seen in a very long time. here's our own piers morgan with a radio host who started a petition to get piers deported over support for gun control. >> the tyrants did it. hitler took the guns. stalin took the guns. castro took the guns. chavez took the guns. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. doesn't matter how many lemmings are out there begging for them to have their guns taken. we will not relinquish them. that's why you're going to fail and the establishment knows no much how much propaganda, the republic will rise again. my family was at the core on both sides starting the santa ana because santa ana came to take the
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Jan 13, 2013 2:00pm PST
, rehearsing for next week's second inauguration of barack obama and vice president joe biden. and athena jones now joins us live from washington. and athena, it seems they really wanted to make it look like the real thing, especially when you look at the stand-ins and detail they went to. >> it was a full dress rehearsal done in realtime, you saw the fife and drum band playing, the marine band, members of the military matching in formation and those stand-ins you mentioned for president obama and the first lady, for vice president biden and even two young girls there to stand in for sasha and malia. folks are saying that the people standing in for the first couple actually resemble the first couple. we'd chance to speak with them and the woman who is standing in for the first lady said she tried harness a little bit of michelle obama's style so i think they had some fun with it today, martin. >> i'm sure they did. let's talk about crowds, the first time of the inauguration was historic, it is still historic, i'm wondering, will the crowds be the same? >> we asked the chamber of commerce about
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Jan 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
, a task force headed by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on a salt style weapons. they are urging retailers to take the weapons off the shelves. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority to suspend sails of modern assault style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> president obama made clear he's ready for a fight over the response to gun violence. >>> a somber day for those marking the one year anniversary for the costa concordia tragedy. the crew that died were remembered during a mass today. the ship is still partially submerged in the harbor there. the captain could still face charges there. >>> a ban on american adoptions will not go into effect until next year according to a russian news agency. hundreds of russians protests the ban in moscow believing the government passed it as backlash for a u.s. law that targets human rights violations in russia. the decision to delay the ban means 46 adoptions now in the process should go through. >>> the hobby lobby chai
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Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
." >> good evening. you're looking live at the white house where in a matter of hours, vice president joe biden is expected to hand president obama his recommendations to stop gun violence in america. the parents who lost children one month ago in newtown are speaking out. >> we want to bring about changes that will stop a tragedy such as this from happening to any community ever again. because this can happen in any community. your community. it has already happened in tucson, littletown, aurora and blacksburg. it has happened in our schools, theaters, places of worship, malls, and offices. >> i think it's important to be transparent in this debate. here's where i stand. i'm in favor of a ban of semiautomatic weapons and high-volume magazines. i also want to see the president increase mental health funding for all americans who need it. we'll begin with a father whose story i found very moving when we spoke last. he lost his son in the shooting at sandy hook. neil, welcome to you. >> thank you. >> it was incredibly powerful, evocative, conversation that we had. it moved millions of peopl
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
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Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
president joe biden sworn in for a sernlgd term in office today. the ceremony took place this morning at the nave a.m. observatory, which is the vice president's official residence. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you, your honor. [ applause ] >> the vice president will take the oath again tomorrow in a public ceremony. and shortly before vice president biden was sworn into office, he and president obama honored our nation's fallen soldiers at arlington national cemetery, they laid a large wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. let's get to what is happening in washington, final inaugural preparations are under way. senior congressional correspondent dana b
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Jan 14, 2013 2:00am PST
point" at 7:00 eastern time. >> and one many onth to the day since at sault, joe biden will meet with representatives to gather policy proposals on gun violence. the vice president's final recommendations are expected to be announced on tuesday. >>> also in the house of representatives debate begins today on two bills address superstorm sandy relief. congress passed $9 billion in aid last week. the states and president are asking for another $50 billion. one of the house plans, however, calls for just $17 billion in what it calls emergency aid. >>> the week getting off to a really soggy start in some parts of the country. heavy rain and flooding wash out roads in parts of west tennessee. public schools and three counties are closed today because buses couldn't get to the students. and the national weather service saying an ef-tornado hit near paducah, kentucky, on saturday. it destroyed one church and blew the steeple off another. we want to check in with alexandra steel. >> good morning you to guys. here it is. here's the cold front. along it is all the rain. you saw that floodi
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Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> tomorrow night on the heels of the one-month anniversary of the massacre at sandy hook, joe biden hands his recommendations on gun violence, i'll host a live one-hour special. "guns in america." i'll be talking to people on both sides, including maryland attorney general beau biden who says military style assault weapons have no place on the streets, his own brother is a casualty of gun violence that says that the victims in newtown are being used by propaganda. the families of the victims of the aurora movie theater massacre. be part of a live audience in my new york city studio. go to my website for details. that's all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts now. >>> piers, thanks. good evening, it's 10:00 in newtown, connecticut. one month ago, tragedy touched down in his idyllic town, forever changing the lives of so many people here. one month later, the crowds, reporters, and law enforcement personnel are gone, but the pain for many families here remain. for the first time in the town hall behind me, family members of 11 victims of the tragedy had a conversation, about health,
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Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
, wouldn't know why i would want one. this "piers morgan tonight". >>> vice president joe biden is expected to hand president obama his recommendations to stop gun violence, meanwhile, the parents who lost their children in the massacre at sandy hook elementary school are speaking out. >> we want to bring out changes that will stop this type of tragedy from happening to any community ever again. because this can happen in any community, your community. it has already happened in tucson, littleton, aurora and blacksburg. it has already happened in theaters, places of worship, malls and offices. >> here is where i stand on guns, i am in favor of a ban on high-capacity magazines and military-style weapons. and require the dealers to do a background check on all gun buyers. and also, to see the president create more checks on mentally ill situations. this man who lost his 6-year-old son, jesse lewis, at the sandy hook elementary school. i spoke withhim, he is with me now in person, welcome to you, neil. it was very powerful, evocative conversation we had. it moved millions of people around the
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
and center at the annual conference of mayors, joe biden lobbied for the white house's plan to prevent gun violence. he said the need is urgent and called for action. >> i know we don't have absolute unanimity in this ballroom nor do we in any ballroom, but we all know, everyone acknowledges we have to do something. we have to act. and i hope we're all agreeing there's a need to respond to the carnage on our streets and in our schools. >> president obama laid out a number of proposals and steps he's has taken on gun control. few republicans are outright hostile to his plans with one texas congressman threatening executive impeachment. the nra has denounced the proposals, but they're taking heat over an ad they launched about president obama's daughters and the security they have at their school. the white house called the repugnant and cowardly. that's for you to decide. they blasted the nra. here's what he said. >> to talk about the president's children or any public officer's children who have not by their own choice but by requirement to have protection, and to use that somehow, to try
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
: the autobiography of joe biden." will tracy, visit us here in "the situation room." from time to time. >> absolutely, love to be back, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> he can keep a straight face, that was very good. i clearly am not as good at that. we have here in our very hands, i hope you see it. >> we've got more too. this is the program. >> this is the official invitation. hold it up, vanna. well done. sent to vip members of congress and the official program which was a history, also has a history of the united states capitol inside plus the program of events, of course, on the public inauguration day, which is monday. you can see it right here. it's really, really quite beautiful. >> it's gold. gold glitters here. >> it's gold. >> the honor of your presence is requested at the ceremonies attending the inauguration of the president and vice president of the united states. >> the guy we were just talking about. he'll be here, you'll be here, i'll be here. >> tomorrow we'll be here, sunday we'll be here, monday lots of live coverage coming up. history unfolding and we're thrilled to be here
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